Thursday, 4 October 2012

fashion week special - spring/summer 2013

The last weeks were all about the new spring/summer looks for the next year 2013 and I loved to watch the different shows from different places. I always try to give you a summary of my favorite looks at the beginning of each season, but as fashion is always faster than the weather I will show you already some key looks and tendencies to get some inspirations and to have something to look forward to.

_ the New York look
Diane von Furstenberg

The New York look can be described as sporty, elegant as there is always a casual nuance in most looks. Escada convinces for example with simple elegant cuts and creates accents with strong colors or patterns. The color palette varies between nude shades and a bright yellow and green. Patterns are also a topic in the collection of Diane von Furstenberg. Special in her collection is also the color blocking of red and turquoise which creates a strong contrast.

_the London look

One of my favorite shows was the Burberry Prorsum shows. The look is very elegant and the collection takes inspirations from the 50s and 60s with its feminine silhouettes of pencil skirts and capes. Though with the metallic pastel shades a very unique and modern collection has been done with some potential of finding new favorite pieces. 

Burberry Prorsum
Tom Ford

Tom Ford has also taken some inspirations from the 60's and I also liked the soft nude and pastel shades in his collection.

_the Milan look

But the show which I liked most of all was from Dolce & Gabbana. It was the 50s Italian beach holiday atmosphere which caught me on a rainy weekend here in Helsinki. The Sicilian folk look is so detailed and playful that I got so many inspirations for next season, I can't wait to try out.

In general the italian look has two tendencies: the maximalists and the minimalist. From the maximalists, I also liked the collection of Aquiliano. Rimondi which its rich fabrics and patterns. 

Aquiliano. Rimondi
Dolce & Gabbana

On the minimalistic side are Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo. The Gucci collection uses also bright, clear colors like pink, blue, turquoise and yellow. The cuts seem simple and floating and the silhouette is once again inspired by the 60s. 

Salvatore Ferragamo

The Salvatore Ferragamo collection is special for it's laced summer boots, leather tops and the pastel shades and different textures. Albeit the richness in material the collection looks very minimalistic because of the use of one shade of color for each look though the color palette includes different shades of nude and pastels, yellow, black and white.

_the Paris look

Another great collection is from Alexander McQueen. The topic all about bees created wasp waisted silhouettes and oriental looking textures which seem to be from a different century or world.

Alexander McQueen
The collections from Balmain and Lanvin differ a lot in material and pattern though they have one thing in common; they emphasize the shoulders as a memory of the late 80s and 90s. 
The Balmain collection goes even a step further to the 90s by using stripes and checks on light blue, yellow and white background which we know from so many outfits of our favorite punk and rock stars. Jean-Paul Gaultier dedicated even his whole collection and show to the stars of that era.

Paul & Joe

Very elegant and feminine looks can be seen in the collections of Valentin Yudashkin and Elie Saab who both have amazing maxi dresses in florals and feathers.

Valenti Yudashkin
Elie Saab

The topic in Haider Ackermann's collection is the combination of different graphical patterns in a layered look. The color palette varies in between dark shades of grey, brown, purple and blue.

Haider Ackermann
So much for a sneak peak towards the next season. But now let's enjoy the autumn and winter!

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